Pneumomediastinum complicating pregnancy.

  title={Pneumomediastinum complicating pregnancy.},
  author={R J Bard and N Hassini},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={32 2},
  • R J Bard, N Hassini
  • Published 1975 in
    Respiration; international review of thoracic…
Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema is a rare complication of the second stage of labor. Although this entity runs a benign course, fatalities have been reported. Clinical findings of subcutaneous emphysema necessitate a chest X-ray to document pneumomediastinum. If pneumomediastinum is present, rapid delivery via elective forceps or even surgery… CONTINUE READING